Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the December 1, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:11 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the November 3 meeting were approved as distributed (Blazek's motion, seconded by Manos, passed on a voice vote by 7 ayes with none opposed or abstaining).
4. Treasurer's report
Blazek distributed a report showing income from donations of $460 for November. Expenditures for the month totaled $3,951, including $51 to Verizon for telephone service; $400 consulting fee to Greg Best for engineering support of FCC license applications (to change our FM transmit frequencies for KLOS and KPFK); and an initial payment of $3,500 to Mayhugh toward purchase of transcoder and antenna equipment. Balances in all accounts at the end November amounted to just over $12,432.
5. Correspondence
Cole received confirmation documents showing that the Navy has renewed the Booster's contract for facilities use through August 2013. Blazek reported receiving a request from the organizers of October's Maturango Junction event for feedback concerning future improvements.
6. Announcements
The Booster will be at their annual booth at Santa's Art Shop (December 5-6).
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Mayhugh reported that an initial attempt to fix the STB for Channel 9 at B Mountain was defeated when the access road turned out to be under temporary closure by CLPD.
c. Publicity
Middlemiss's latest Boostergram revision is to be distributed at Santa's Art Shop.
C. Old business
1. Katzenstein reported that grant applications had been mailed to the NTIA for equipment to maintain existing analog transmissions from B Mountain, and the applications for seven of the eight channels have been approved at $1,000 apiece. The grant funds are to be deposited electronically to the Booster's account. The eighth grant has been delayed due to confusion with a North Carolina applicant, but acceptance has been assured; a separate deposit is expected in the near future.
2. Mr. Mayhugh reported we have received bills totaling $405 for licensing of channels 45, 47, and 49. License extension for channel 41 is still pending.
D. New business
1. It was determined that the officers in place at the time of this meeting were all willing to continue serving in the same respective positions for 2009. Therefore Middlemiss moved that the following slate of officers be elected by acclamation to one-year terms commencing January 1, 2009: President, Ronald Cole; Vice President, Edward Middlemiss; Treasurer, West Katzenstein; Secretary, John Starr. (Wetzel seconded, and the motion passed with a voice vote of 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions.)
E. Discussion items
1. Santa's Art Shop
Arrangements for the Booster's booth at Santa's Art Shop were discussed at some length.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, January 5, 2009, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:15 pm.

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